Message from The Chair of Governors


The Governing Body at Park Road CP School is chaired by Pauline Crosthwaite, who has been a Governor since March 2017.  Pauline or any other member of the Governing Body can be contacted through the School Office.

Message from the Chairs of Governors

I have been a member of the Governing Body of Park Road School for over 4 years, having joined originally because I wanted to use my skills and experience from working in the financial sector to support the effective running of the school, enabling the teaching staff to deliver the highest quality of education to the children.


Since joining the Governing Body, I have been continually impressed by the motivation and commitment of the headteacher, Nicky Parkinson, and all of her team in delivering not just a high standard of education, but in creating a safe, nurturing, welcoming, and enriching school community.  These are values that I, and the entire Governing Body wholeheartedly support and they are interwoven into the vision and strategy for the school.


My time on the Governing Body has seen the school faced with a lot of change and some unprecedented challenges.  Through our conversion to an Academy, becoming one of the founding members of the Omega Multi Academy Trust, to the school closures of 2020 and early 2021 as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic, plus the challenges of resuming face-to-face learning in a Covid-safe manner, our priorities have, and remain, to continually deliver the best possible primary school experience for our children.


Throughout the many challenges, the school has continuously adapted, rapidly implementing new ways of remote learning and communication, whilst working closely with parents and carers to ensure they have the necessary support available.


Both of my children attended Park Road and have now progressed onto high school and I can honestly say that they thrived at Park Road.  They were given the opportunity to try so many different experiences - from looking after the chickens to visiting the Houses of Parliament, and have been able to progress onto (and nearly through!)  high school with not just a good academic foundation, but with confidence, maturity and respect for others.


If you are considering Park Road for your child, please do try to attend one of our Autumn term open days or contact the school directly to discuss further.  I trust that you will find the school to be a welcoming and enriching environment.  


If you have any questions regarding the role of the Governing Body, or indeed would like to consider supporting the Governing Body as a Governor yourself, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.




Pauline Crosthwaite

Chair of Governors

Park Road CP School